trail and fenceline

 

A Message from President Kate Bowditch
 In this strange time of crisis, I want to let you know that all of us at Greenbelt are well, working from home, and thinking about how we can help. I hope you're all well, too. While it's incredibly hard to have our routines disrupted and activities curtailed, especially with kids, and to be separated from nearly everyone, I heard a nice phrase today that I share because it made me feel better: "It doesn't have to be social distancing, just physical distancing." We should try to find ways to remain socially connected. Fortunately, physical distancing is still possible when you go out for a walk, a run or a ride, and that is definitely something Greenbelt can help with. 
Read the entirety of Kate's message →
News & Happenings
In this issue: Healthy Benefits of Nature; Learn as You Explore; Land Conservation Updates; Other News from Greenbelt!
wooded trail in springtime, trail

Photo:Monkman/EcoPhotography 

Nature is good for us - find a trail near you!

During stressful times such as these, it's been proven that spending time in nature can be a great stress reliever. We hope you'll take time to visit a Greenbelt property near you to take a walk, sit quietly, get some fresh air, and unwind. 
Enjoy nature near you →

turtle

 

Learn as you explore with nature apps
There are many Smartphone nature apps that can make exploring the outdoors more fun than ever before. Click below for a sampling of apps that focus on weather, tides, plants, animals and so much more! 
Nature Apps →
Kamon Farm, Ipswich
Kamon Farm in Ipswich - important water supply protection land
Clean drinking water is vital to the health and well-being of our communities. Currently, Greenbelt and the Town of Ipswich are working to conserve Kamon Farm, much of which is important drinking water supply protection land.  
More about Kamon Farm →
Artichoke River Woods, West Newbury

Photo: Neil Ungerleider 

Conserving Artichoke River Woods, West Newbury
 Greenbelt, the Town of West Newbury and the City of Newburyport are working together to conserve the beautiful Artichoke River Woods property in West Newbury. Click below for maps and more information about this important conservation project.     
Artichoke River Woods →
Alden LaPointe, elementary school project

 

Inspiration from the next generation!

Alden LaPointe, 5th grader at Cutler School in Hamilton and son of Greenbelt's Director of Land Conservation, recently chose Greenbelt as his favorite charity for a school presentation. "I think Greenbelt is important because I have hiked a lot of their trails and they are awesome," says Alden. "In addition, with global warming and pollution it really helps to conserve land so people can't ruin it." Well said, Alden - thank you!

volunteer pruning blueberry bushes

 

Blueberry bushes made ready for spring
Several dedicated volunteers took on the daunting task of pruning the blueberry bushes on Vineyard Hill this winter. Thanks to their hard work, we're hoping for a healthy, bumper blueberry crop this summer!  Interested volunteering outdoors with Greenbelt? Contact us!
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